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California Friends church resists denominational takeover

  A legal dispute is taking place between Evangelical Friends Church Southwest (EFCSW) and one of its member churches, Friends […]

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Friends Ugandan Safe Transport responds to renewed anti‐LGBTQ actions in Uganda

Friends Ugandan Safe Transport (FUST) issued a call in December 2019 for increased support to counter renewed anti‐LGBTQ pressures in […]

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Lilly and Clarence Pickett on occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary, 1953. Photo courtesy of AFSC Archives.

Pickett Fund closes after 29 years

  In February, the Clarence and Lilly Pickett Endowment for Quaker Leadership announced that it is closing and moving its […]

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Scattergood students Gary Lee, Dejere Pollock, 
and Latif Behroz, June 2019. Gary and Latif are international students. Dereje is from Iowa (born 
in Ethiopia). © Alicia Taylor.

Visa denials impact Scattergood Friends School

  Scattergood Friends School has a long history of welcoming international visitors, most notably serving as a hostel for refugees […]

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Reid Arthur following his November 2019 performance at George Fox University. © Jake Morgan

Viral coming‐out video raises LGBTQ issues at George Fox University

  Reid Arthur, a senior theater major at George Fox University (GFU) in Newberg, Ore., was already out as gay […]

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Hannah Brock Womack. © Annie Brock Womack

English ecumenical group blocks Quaker in same‐sex marriage from president position

Churches Together in England (CTE) announced on November 22, 2019, its decision to have British Quaker nominee Hannah Brock Womack […]

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Counter protestors gather on Guilford’s campus in response to visit from Westboro Baptist Church. Photographs by Khadejeh Nikouyeh/News & Record, © News & Record, All Rights Reserved.

Guilford College responds to Westboro Baptist protest

  When three members of Westboro Baptist Church—a church in Topeka, Kans., known for its harsh anti‐LGBTQ beliefs—came to protest […]

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NYYM fall sessions at Powell House. Photos © Sarah Way/INYYM.

New York Yearly Meeting adopts yearly meeting membership

  New York Yearly Meeting (NYYM) approved “at large membership” (membership through the yearly meeting instead of through a local […]

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Pacific Yearly Meeting joins Friends General Conference

In October, Pacific Yearly Meeting’s request to join Friends General Conference (FGC) was accepted by the FGC Executive Committee. “We […]

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Gretchen Castle. © David Botwinik

FWCC secretary to lead world ecumenical organization

  Gretchen Castle was named the next chair of the Conference of Secretaries of Christian World Communions at its meeting […]

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